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Searches Under Way For
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MAILED: Oct. 1, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire hopes to fill two vacant dean positions during the spring semester of the 1999-2000 academic year. The new deans would assume their responsibilities July 1, 2000.
Advertisements for the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and dean of the College of Professional Studies will appear in the Chronicle of Higher Education beginning Oct. 1. Members of the search and screen committees assigned to each of the searches plan to begin reviewing applications Nov. 1. By late November, the committees hope to have narrowed their pools to no more than 10 applicants.
Telephone interviews and reference checks will be completed during December, and the committees will identify their lists of finalists in January of 2000. On-campus interviews with finalists would then be slated for late January or early February, with final recommendations being forwarded to Provost Ronald Satz by mid-February of 2000. The UW-Eau Claire community will have a chance to meet the candidates during the on-campus interview process.
Dr. Carl Haywood retired from his position of the dean of Arts and Sciences in May. Dr. Ronald Satz was named provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs this spring, leaving open his position as dean of the College of Professional Students.
"Each dean will serve as the chief operating and academic officer of the respective college and will report directly to the provost and vice chancellor," said Dr. Martin Wood, chair of the Arts and Sciences Search and Screen Committee.
Wood said the committees plan to look for applicants who can demonstrate their vision and ability to provide progressive leadership in a dynamic living and learning environment.
"The deans are expected to be dedicated to academic excellence, promote scholarly activities among the faculty, and to enthusiastically seek gift and grant support," said Dr. William Dunlap, chair of the College of Professional Studies Search and Screen Committee. "The deans also are expected to be committed to diversity and to actively seek to collaborate with other deans while being an ambassador for the disciplines in her or his college."
Wood and Dunlap will serve as spokespersons for the dean searches.
Members of the Dean of Arts and Sciences Search and Screen Committee are Wood, associate professor of English; Mary Ellen Alea, senior lecturer of English; Dr. Helen Dale, professor of English; Dr. Brady Foust, professor of geography; Dr. Susan Harrison, University Senate chair; Justin Hentges, student; William Keeton, student; Dr. Carol Klun, interim dean of the College of Professional Studies; Bobby Pitts, associate professor of art; and Dr. Jack Pladziewicz, professor of chemistry.
Members of the Dean of the College of Professional Studies Search and Screen Committee are Dunlap, professor of curriculum and instruction; Sarah Becker, student; Linda Berg, associate lecturer of special education; Linda Duffy, clinical instructor of nursing; Toby Jacobsen, student; Dr. Barbara MacBriar, associate professor of family health nursing; Dr. Todd Stephens, associate professor of special education; Dr. Sylvia Steiner, professor of communication disorders; Dr. Steven Tallant, associate professor of social work; Dr. Susan Tarnowski, interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Bonnie Willkom, lecturer of communication disorders; and Dr. CeCelia Zorn, professor of nursing systems.
Additional information about the dean searches is available on the Web or by clicking on the dean search icon on UW-Eau Claire's home page.

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Updated: Oct. 1, 1999